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Dallas will no longer prosecute ´petty crimes´

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 4/15/2019 11:37:36 AM

Is this the face of criminal justice "reform"? Dallas County district attorney John Creuzot is enacting sweeping changes to the way his office deals with crime. It appears that Creuzot will be giving petty criminals a pass. Creuzot will "decriminalize" most petty crimes against property, reform the bail system, and refuse to prosecute first-time drug offenders. Dallas Morning News: But as we work toward improvements, we are apprehensive about Creuzot´s plan to decriminalize low-level crimes. It has the potential to send the wrong message about our tolerance for any crime in this county.

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Does Texas have the Castle Doctrine?? It seems to me like many of these poor petty criminals are going to meet the wrong end of the "laws of justice" many Texans are proud of carrying.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 4/15/2019 11:41:31 AM (No. 34659)
Dallas will be the next city in the US to have poopy maps, tent cities, and disease outbreaks. What aren´t the pols learning by seeing what´s happening to SanFran? Just a bunch of virtue-signalling pajama boys running the city into the ground.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 4/15/2019 11:43:05 AM (No. 34660)
So Dallas will be Burglary City?

These people sound the same as those in Florida who decided that kids of 17 didn’t need to be prosecuted for similar crimes. We know what happened to Trayvon Martin, but also what happened to the man who finally had to deal with him...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JackBurton 4/15/2019 11:43:46 AM (No. 34657)
Sure.

Don´t fix the broken windows.

See how that goes.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2019 11:48:17 AM (No. 34664)
Amazing. Dallas will rapidly become a dramatically worse place to live. I predict that he will not last long when the results of this insane policy are felt by the voters.

Blacks apparently have "figured out" how to "solve" the "problem" of black people being arrested for crimes at a far higher rate than whites. Can´t get them to stop breaking the laws? Hey, jsut stop enforcing the laws. It´s really simple and easy. Just make a lot of that "illegal" stuff now LEGAL!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/15/2019 11:50:43 AM (No. 34665)
I guarantee that this about one thing and one thing only, and it´s NOT about being compassionate. It´s about budget dollars. Period.

The blue cities and counties are hemorrhaging budgets in exploding law enforcement and legal system costs due to their coddling of criminals. So their solution isn´t to lock them up for a long time, but to not even go after them. No arrests, no messy prosecutions, no trials, etc., means more tax dollars left over for their bankrupt pension plans and Cadillac benefit plans.

Disgusting parasites.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JustCause 4/15/2019 11:53:28 AM (No. 34651)
Explain to me how you tell a victim of a crime - they´re Petty and Not Worth the Cops Time to investigate, make an arrest, or return the property stolen???

How long did you research the new TV you just bought with money you had to save up by eating Top Romen instead of a real meal?

When the TV is stolen - some Law Enforcement person is going to tell you; it´s Petty and we´re not going to do anything about it...

Did Cher move to Dallas? Her comments about Los Angeles fit...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon 4/15/2019 11:59:34 AM (No. 34654)
Absolutely a budgetary issue. Multilingual diversity is expensive; think of the free translators that must be provided, untangling the fake identities provided, the cripplingly expensive "free" care the jails (and thus the taxpayers) must provide to newcomers with long-untreated cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis, and what have you.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chance_232 4/15/2019 12:01:33 PM (No. 34661)
If you dont prosecute a first time offender, the second offense is still a first time offense.

Crime will go up.
Property insurance will go up.
Hand gun sales will go thru the roof.
More neighborhoods will go in the toilet.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/15/2019 12:08:55 PM (No. 34650)
Half the population of Houston and San Antonio are headed to Dallas on shoplifting trips. Seriously ... they´re chartering busses. Why go to Louisiana casinos where you can lose?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: SALady 4/15/2019 12:10:24 PM (No. 34649)
The rest of the state is going "all right!!!"

I know if I were going to do drugs or petty crimes, I would be heading straight for Dallas today!!!!!

This is so going to blow up in the face of this idiot DA!!!!! But it will be fun to watch!!!!!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rama41 4/15/2019 12:15:46 PM (No. 34669)
FTA: "Creuzot says he´ll decline to prosecute theft of personal items worth less than $750 unless the theft was for financial gain."

Best example yet of the term "license to steal".
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Reply 12 - Posted by: joew9 4/15/2019 12:25:58 PM (No. 34670)
If not going to bother with those crimes then why bother with any.
If that is what they want to do then the better way is to remove those crimes from the books.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/15/2019 12:31:47 PM (No. 34658)
OP has it about right. If the authorities refuse to do their jobs, people are going to step up themselves. My first reaction to this was, there are lots of guns in Texas.

Like former mayor of NYC knew, if you don´t fix all the broken windows, eventually that leads to worse problems that the DA will have to deal with. I guess he is going to save his wrath for the people who defend themselves and their families from these ´petty crimes´.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 4/15/2019 12:34:58 PM (No. 34663)
You want more crime?
Because this is how you get more crime.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jhpeters2 4/15/2019 12:35:25 PM (No. 34648)
This is the Blueing of America writ large. Pathetic.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: former lurker 4/15/2019 1:07:03 PM (No. 34668)
We lived in London for a few years ago, we were in Mayfair, wonderful vibrant area, high end shopping, world class restaurants, parks to die for and no police available for “petty crime”. Petty crime included having our flat in a listed building with a porter and on the 3rd floor broken into twice (we had two locked doors that had to be breeched). Both times the police declined to even take the report......they did suggest that we get more locks.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Daisy Mae 4/15/2019 1:16:52 PM (No. 34655)
So, if a person walks into a store and shop-lifts. They can´t call the police, but just politely ask for them to pay or give the property back. If they refuse, they can just leave with the property. This is the insanity of Seattle, San Francisco, LA. Total insanity, and I was so looking forward to moving from Kalifornia to Texas. Notnow.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: AltaD 4/15/2019 1:56:37 PM (No. 34671)
Sounds like Chicago´s approach to crime and the no-bail required for certain people. Before you know it, Dallas will be as peaceful as the Windy City.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Luandir 4/15/2019 2:02:49 PM (No. 34672)
A Soros beneficiary, by any chance?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/15/2019 2:02:54 PM (No. 34656)
Shoot to kill would be more effective. Looks like Dallas will be losing A LOT of convention business.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2019 2:12:32 PM (No. 34653)
No, #5, it is about racial politics, has absolutely nothing to do with money.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Griller1 4/15/2019 2:18:44 PM (No. 34662)
THis is nothing more than a ploy to say that your crime rates have dropped, when in fact, crime will go up, because bad people now know they won´t go to jail for committing crimes. Aren´t FBI numbers great for getting yourself re-elected? Just one more reason we´re headed down the tubes.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry 4/15/2019 6:01:09 PM (No. 34666)
Methinks our Governor and Attorney General will not be pleased. Travis County Commissioners Court (Austin area) tried to call the AG´s bluff over certain firearms restrictions in county buildings and got their heads handed to them. Bigly!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: judy 4/16/2019 3:21:47 AM (No. 34652)
Without discipline you have no morals. There is no such thing as a petty crime. Ask the repeat offenders.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux 4/21/2019 5:41:14 PM (No. 34667)
NYC tried something like this in the ‘70s and ‘80s and crime skyrocketed; the city became almost unlivable. It took massive crackdowns under Giuliani to get it under control. Sadly, DeBlasio is taking NYC right back into the toilet, too ... and people are leaving again.
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